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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Margaret Hay.


Unknown: Margaret Hay.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: Voices of the Powerless

Melvyn Bragg continues his series chronicling how great events of British history have affected the lives and livelihoods of ordinary people. 3: AJourney Beyond the Seas. Tasmania is the location for stories of harsh punishment and brutal exile from convicts sent to serve their sentences in Australia. Producer Simcn Elmes Repeated at 9.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The first six programmes in this 12-part series are available on a single CD at good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: SimcN Elmes

: Rare Books, Rare People

Antiquarian bookseller and academic Rick Gekoski explains how some of the great novels came to be published. 3: Ulysses by James Joyce. Producer Ivan Howlett


Unknown: Rick Gekoski
Unknown: James Joyce.
Producer: Ivan Howlett

: Daily Service

Presented by Mark Coffey. Majesty (Hayford). Acts 1, 4-11. If Ye Love Me (Tallis). Meekness and Majesty (Kendrick). With the John Powell Singers. Director ot music John Powell.


Presented By: Mark Coffey.
Singers: John Powell

: Book of the Week: King Solomon'sRing

By Konrad Lorenz. Lorenz establishes the first colony of jackdaws at his home in rural Austria. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Konrad Lorenz.

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Sheila McClennon.
10.45 The True Story Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: Cricket

C&G Trophy Semi-Finals
Gloucestershire meet Derbyshire in the first semi-final. Commentary by Christopher Martin-Jenkins , Simon Mann and Johnny Saunders.
- Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentary By: Simon Mann
Commentary By: Johnny Saunders.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Crossing Continents

It was supposed to bring water to South Africa and electricity to the small kingdom of Lesotho, but the multi-billion dollar Lesotho Highlands Water Project is now embroiled in a series of trials as Lesotho takes powerful western companies to court for bribery and corruption. Esther Armah goes to Lesotho to see who benefits from the country's blue gold. Producer John Murphy


Unknown: Esther Armah
Producer: John Murphy

: With Great Pleasure

Joan Bakewell entertains an audience at the Aldeburgh Festival with herchoiceof favourite literature. Readers are Andrew Sachs , Alice Arnold and Jon Glover. ProducerViv Beeby Repeated Sunday 12.15am


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Jon Glover.

: You and Yours

With Carolyn Atkinson and Liz Barclay. In collaboration with the BBC2 series Restoration, the programme begins a series of reports featuring the people who are battling to save local historic buildings. 1: The Victoria Baths in Manchester.


Unknown: Carolyn Atkinson
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Explorations in the British countryside. Extended at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Flee As a Bird to theMountain

By Don Taylor. With Jack Shepherd , Philip Jackson and Trevor Cooper. A group of male friends in their 60s revive the schoolboy New Orleans Jazz band that expressed their purist youthful idealism. Youth and its high ideals have a brief musical re-flowering, until tragedy strikes. Has their time finally passed? Music by Bob Dwyer's Hot Six Director Peter Kavanagh


Writer: Don Taylor
Music by: Bob Dwyer's Hot Six
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Dave: Jack Shepherd
Colin: Philip Jackson
Derek: Trevor Cooper
Dick: Thomas Arnold
Bob: Philip Joseph
Jenny: Elizabeth Bell
Chris: Martin Hyder

: Check Up

Health phone-in show in which Barbara Myers is joined by GP and homeopath Dr Kathy Ryan to answer questions about homeopathy. PHONE: [number removed] or email checkup@bbc.co.uk Producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Dr Kathy Ryan
Producer: Michelle Martin

: Radio 4 Appeal

John Nettles appeals on behalf of Talk Adoption-a free and confidential UK helpline for young people who want to talk about adoption. Donations: [address removed]Credit-card donations: [number removed] Repeat of Sun 7.55am


Unknown: John Nettles

: First Person Singular

Cocktails by Valerie Miner. Which came first? June says the chicken, Lucy, the egg. But all differences are put aside as the sisters approach their last journey together. Read by Bonnie Hurren. For details see Monday


Unknown: Valerie Miner.
Read By: Bonnie Hurren.

: Music for a Tenner

Richard Collins continues his survey of inexpensive musical instruments. 4: The kazoo. For details see Monday


Unknown: Richard Collins

: Bookclub

Amanda Foreman joins James Naughtie and a group of readers to talk about her biography of the 18th-century socialite, Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Amanda Foreman
Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper gets to grips with those remarkable ripples - -gravitational waves, and discovers why they could hold the clue to the birth of the universe. Producer Jonathan Fildes


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Jonathan Fildes

: PM

With Eddie Mairand Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mairand
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Four at the Store

Australian comic Adam Hills comperes a night of stand-up from London's Comedy Store. This week's acts are PatCondell, Howard Read, Noel Fielding and Blah. Produced by TilushaGhelani


Unknown: Adam Hills

: The Archers

William has a surprise in store for Emma. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Robyn Read

: The True Story

By Alison Joseph. 4: Lucinda's call has been traced to Yorkshire.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alison Joseph.
Richard: David Ryall
Lucinda: Barbara Flynn
Daniel: James Laurenson
Tessa: Juliet Aubrey
Luke: Ifan Meredith
Jan: Priyanga Elan
PC Mills: Andrew Harrison
Sue/Woman: Liza Sadovy
Elizabeth: Carolyn Jones
Amy: Helen Longworth
Man: Stephen Crttchlow

: It's My Story: The Witness

Last year, the Damilola Taylor murder trial collapsed after a crucial witness, a 14-year-old girl, had her evidence torn to shreds in court. Now branded a "grass" by her peers and disowned by the police, she lives in hiding, separated from her brothers, father and friends. She tells her story to John Waite.
Producer Sue Mitchell
Nothing in it for her: page 111


Unknown: Damilola Taylor
Unknown: John Waite.
Producer: Sue Mitchell

: Analysis

Don't Mention the Neighbours. With next year's enlargement, the European Union's membership will include countries that are poorer, less democratic and less stable than us. So how will we get on? Kirsty Hughes asks what the EU's plans are for the new members. Producer Simon Coates Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Kirsty Hughes
Producer: Simon Coates

: Costing the Earth

Beasts of the East. How wi Poland's wealth of wildlife fare when the country joins the European
Union? Alex Kirby investigates. Producer Aiasdaircross


Unknown: Alex Kirby

: Voices of the Powerless

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Mating Season

By PG Wodehouse. 4: Jeeves arrives at Deverill Hall -but, alas, not as Bertie's butler. For details see Monday

: Losers

Write and Wrong. Comedy by Niall Ashdown and Luke Sorba. What does it take to be a successful author ? Is it dedication, effort and tenacity? Or is it a bunch of trendy half-baked ideas touted to vacUOUS execs? Producer Martin Dempsey


Comedy By: Niall Ashdown
Comedy By: Luke Sorba.
Producer: Martin Dempsey

: Give Me an A

The ever-inquisitive Adam Hart-Davis sets out on a rare musical quest-to get to the bottom of the Strange world Of tuning. Producer Michael Surcombe (R)


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: Michael Surcombe

: News

: Book of the Week: King Solomon's Ring

Part 4. Repeated from 9.45am

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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